Voya Global Advantage and Premium Opportunity Fund Announces Adoption of a Managed Distribution Policy and Declares Quarterly Distribution

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.--()--Voya Investment Management, the asset management business of Voya Financial, Inc. (NYSE: VOYA), announced today the quarterly distribution on the common shares of Voya Global Advantage and Premium Opportunity Fund (NYSE: IGA) (the “Fund”).

The Fund distribution announced today is a reduction from distributions paid in prior periods and is implemented in an effort to align the Funds’ distributions with the long-term market environment. The Funds' management considered a number of factors before deciding to change the Fund's distribution, including general market outlook, the dividend yield expectations of the underlying equity portfolios and prevailing implied option volatilities.

The Fund also announced that the Fund’s Board of Trustees (the “Board”) adopted a managed distribution policy (the “Plan”). This press release is issued as required by the Fund’s Plan and an exemptive order received from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. The Board has approved the implementation of the Plan to make quarterly cash distribution to common shareholders, stated in terms of a fixed amount per common share.

With respect to the Fund, the distribution will be paid on October 15, 2019, to shareholders of record on October 2, 2019. The ex-dividend date is October 1, 2019. The distribution per share is as follows:

 

Fund

Distribution
Per Share

Change from
previous period

Voya Global Advantage and Premium Opportunity Fund
(NYSE: IGA)

$0.197

 

-$0.028

 

The Fund intends to make regular quarterly distributions based on the past and projected performance of the Fund. The amount of quarterly distributions may vary, depending on a number of factors. As portfolio and market conditions change, the rate of distributions on the common shares may change. There can be no assurance that a Fund will be able to declare a distribution in each period. Past performance is no guarantee of future results.

The following information is required under the Fund’s Plan and sets forth an estimate of the sources of the Fund’s distribution paid July 15, 2019 and distributions paid fiscal year to date. Amounts are expressed on a per common share basis and as a percentage of the distribution amount.

Voya Global Advantage and Premium Opportunity Fund

Source

July Distribution

% of July
Distribution

Cumulative
Distributions paid
Fiscal Year-to-Date

% of the Cumulative
Distributions paid
Fiscal Year-to-Date1

Net Investment Income

$ 0.094

42%

$ 0.148

33%

Net Realized Short-Term Capital Gains

$ 0.000

0%

$ 0.000

0%

Net Realized Long-Term Capital Gains

$ 0.000

0%

$ 0.000

0%

Return of Capital or Other Capital Source(s)

$ 0.131

58%

$ 0.302

67%

Total per common share

$ 0.225

100%

$ 0.450

100%

  1. The Fund’s current fiscal year is March 1, 2019 to February 28, 2020.

IMPORTANT DISCLOSURE: You should not draw any conclusions about the Fund’s investment performance from the amount of this distribution or from the terms of the Fund’s Plan. The Fund estimates that it has distributed more than its income and net realized capital gains; therefore, a portion of your distribution may be a return of capital. A return of capital may occur for example, when some or all of the money that you invested in the Fund is paid back to you. A return of capital distribution does not necessarily reflect the Fund’s investment performance and should not be confused with ‘yield’ or ‘income.’ The amounts and sources of distributions reported in this Press Release are only estimates and are not being provided for tax reporting purposes. The actual amounts and sources of the amounts for tax reporting purposes will depend upon the Fund’s investment experience during the remainder of its fiscal year and may be subject to changes based on tax regulations. The Fund will send you a Form 1099-DIV for the calendar year that will tell you how to report these distributions for federal income tax purposes.

Set forth in the table below is information relating to the Fund’s performance based on its net asset value (NAV) for certain periods.

Average annual total return at NAV for the five year period ended on June 30, 20191

6.72%

Annualized current distribution rate expressed as a percentage of NAV as of June 30, 20192

7.81%

Cumulative total return at NAV for the fiscal year through June 30, 20193

0.75%

Cumulative fiscal year to date distribution rate as a percentage of NAV as of June 30, 20194

1.95%

  1. Average annual total return at NAV represents the compound average of the annual NAV total returns of the Fund for the five-year period ended on June 30, 2019.
  2. The annualized current distribution rate is the cumulative distribution rate annualized as a percentage of the Fund’s NAV as of June 30, 2019.
  3. Cumulative total return at NAV is the percentage change in the Fund’s NAV for the period from the beginning of its fiscal year to June 30, 2019 including distributions paid and assuming reinvestment of those distributions.
  4. Cumulative fiscal year distribution rate for the period from the year-to-date period as a percentage of the Fund’s NAV as of June 30, 2019.

Past performance is no guarantee of future results. The performance quoted represents past performance. Investment return and principal value of an investment will fluctuate, and shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost. Current performance may be lower or higher than the performance data quoted.

Shares of closed-end funds often trade at a discount from their net asset value. The market price of Fund shares may vary from net asset value based on factors affecting the supply and demand for shares, such as Fund distribution rates relative to similar investments, investors’ expectations for future distribution changes, the clarity of the Fund’s investment strategy and future return expectations, and investors’ confidence in the underlying markets in which the Fund invests. Fund shares are subject to investment risk, including possible loss of principal invested. No Fund is a complete investment program and you may lose money investing in a Fund. An investment in a Fund may not be appropriate for all investors. Before investing, prospective investors should consider carefully the Fund’s investment objective, risks, charges and expenses.

Certain statements made on behalf of the Funds in this release are forward-looking statements. The Funds actual future results may differ significantly from those anticipated in any forward-looking statements due to numerous factors, including but not limited to a decline in value in equity markets in general or the Funds' investments specifically. Neither the Funds nor Voya Investment Management undertake any responsibility to update publicly or revise any forward-looking statement.

This information should not be used as a basis for legal and/or tax advice. In any specific case, the parties involved should seek the guidance and advice of their own legal and tax counsel.

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Contacts

SHAREHOLDER INQUIRIES: Shareholder Services at (800) 992-0180; voyainvestments.com

CONTACT: Kris Kagel, (212) 309-6568

Contacts

SHAREHOLDER INQUIRIES: Shareholder Services at (800) 992-0180; voyainvestments.com

CONTACT: Kris Kagel, (212) 309-6568